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 Post subject: A Note on Casting Distances
PostPosted: August 23rd, 2007, 1:53 pm 

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Here's a quote from a MidCurrent artical:

Saltwater Casting Distances: Most saltwater fly fishing requires casts of no more than 50 or 60 feet and many fish are hooked when they are 30 feet away. Equally, if not more, important than the distance you can cast: the speed at which you can deliver the fly, your "situational awareness" about the fly line at your feet, and your ability to pick up and make additional casts to the fish if your first cast is off the mark.

Now that makes a lot of good sense if you want to catch more fish! On that note....After being hounded by my buddies awhile back about to many false casts. I changed it by shotting line on the back cast and not just on the forward cast. This cut my false casting down to only 2 and still was able to shot a decent amount of line. That works real well if your standing in a boat, beach, etc. It's a little tougher sitting in a Kayak.

So....even better yet, while sitting in a kayak I offen "water load" the fly line. It allows me to only need 1-2 false cast and still be able to shot the line decently. I also find it easier to water load while sitting in a kayak. This has really help me cut down the time with getting the fly to the fish! Especially when the line is already out there and you want to cast to a different fish in a different spot. Wink

Capt.Rich Santos

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